DCP Faculty of Holistic Psychology
The Faculty of Holistic Psychology was granted official status in 2004 and has since gone on to engage with and inform its members about holistic approaches that may be of interest to psychologists.
The aims of the faculty are to:
- Foster its development, critical evaluation and adoption by practitioners, and
- Increase awareness of an holistic approach within psychology
- Increase knowledge and understanding in this field.
The Faculty also seeks to apply the accepted models and methodologies of clinical psychology to the psychological aspects of complementary therapies.
We hope that this will help to facilitate the integration of the often fragmented psychological healing methods that exist in other therapeutic fields.
We aim to achieve the above by:
- Acting as a source of expertise to the DCP concerning matters relating to holistic psychology
- Influencing the training of clinical psychologists by seeking to promote the inclusion of holistic approaches in postgraduate training courses
- Liaising with other professional bodies having similar interests
- Offering support and guidance to practitioners wishing to adopt an holistic approach
- Promoting and publishing research into holistic therapies and providing peer review for research protocols designed by Faculty members
- Promoting post-qualification training and the dissemination of information via conferences and meetings at national and regional level
- The production and circulation of a newsletter in electronic format
Chair: Jane Street
Honorary Treasurer: Vacant
Honorary Secretary: Susan Quinn
- Alison Bennetts
- Catherine Dooley
- Daljit Sandhu
- Karen Scholes
- Nina Dhiman
- Stuart Whomsley
- Susan Bartrop
DCP Pre-Qualifications Representative: Vacant
Service User Representative: Gwendolyn Ball
If you would like to apply for any vacant positions, please complete a Statement of Interest form.
If you would like to find out if there are any other positions available, please contact the Member Networks Team.
The first point of contact for any queries regarding the work of the DCP Faculty of Holistic Psychology should be the Member Network Services Team.
The Member Network Services team provides support to all our Member Networks.
Membership of the Faculty of Holistic Psychology is only open to members of the British Psychological Society.
There are three grades of faculty membership:
For psychologists who are Full Members of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) and who work in or have an interest or expertise in the field of holistic psychology.
For psychologists who are General (Pre-Training) and In-Training members of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP). Affiliate members may take part in discussions but may not vote.
For General members of the Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) and non-Division members. Associate members may take part in discussions but may not vote.
If you are not already a member, you can join the faculty at the same time as applying for membership of the society.
Benefits of belonging
Benefits of the Faculty include the dissemination of information via conferences and meetings at national and regional level, support and guidance for practitioners wishing to adopt a holistic approach, and the circulation of an electronic newsletter.
The Faculty of Holistic Psychology uses its membership announcement email list to inform its members of activities and initiatives that are relevant to their interests and to make requests for engagement on topical issues.
By becoming a member of the Faculty you are automatically added to the announcement list.
To receive these emails you will need to:
- become a member of the Faculty of Holistic Psychology
- opt into receiving email communication and provide a working email address
These preferences can be updated by logging into your member portal.
If you have any queries, please contact Member Network Services.
To assist us in responding to your query please make sure to include your membership number and quote 'Faculty of Holistic Psychology announcement email' in the subject line.
To join the Member Discussion List please login to your member portal and click on the Preferences tile, where you’ll be able to join the discussion list.
To receive discussion list emails you will need to be
- a member of the Faculty for Holistic Psychology
- opted into receiving email communication from the Society (you can change your preference by logging onto your account via the member portal)
The Faculty of Holistic Psychology relies on a wide range of people getting involved, and the work of the Faculty is largely achieved through the dedication of unpaid volunteers.
Our volunteers come from a wide range of different backgrounds, whether they be practitioners or academics, or full members or in-training members, and together form an open and inclusive community.